Learning boxing at home? Beginner boxer – training alone and need feedback?
Questions, doubts or just feeling plain frustrated with your training?
If this sounds like you, now’s the chance to get your boxing skills to the next level!
It’s an open session at Sneak Punch. Feel free to ask me – Cornelius Carr, anything about boxing training – from the very basics and beyond. We will do our best to answer any questions via comments, posts or may be even directly on video. And we are always keen to hear suggestions for future ‘How to Box’ videos.
Don’t be shy – We don’t believe in hard and fast rules in boxing and there are no dumb questions, so don’t hold back!. Sneak Punch exists to share boxing advice and experience. We are all learning together.
Here’s some great questions we’ve received.
I’m beginner and I would like to know how to counter a back hand guard, because I just can’t seem to get it right!
Hi Jehan, thank you for your message – there are a few ways to deal with opponents who always use the back-hand guard.
Using lots of jabs and feints can confuse them sometimes, allowing you to sneak some punches past.
But I always prefer going to the body, feint for a head shot and punch to the body, as long as you are getting some of the low punches in, it makes them bring their guard down slightly, allowing you to start getting you head punches in.
Another way to rattle them, is to make sure you are throwing long combinations. It is easy for someone to block the odd 1 or 2 or even 3 punches, but if you add more punches to your combinations to 5 or 6 punches and you are quick, you will start having some success.
Maybe try throwing some of your punches from awkward angles too.
Hope this helps.
Hi Corney, Thank you for your efforts in sharing with us your knowledge on Boxing. I’ve picked up boxing recently and your videos really helps a lot! I only have a question and i hope you would address it for me.Should i work on the right hook? There are people sayin’ that the right hook is an invitation for counter punches and therefore, not frequently used, as compared to the left hook.
Hi Guoliang Lee, thank you for your comment and question.
It is true, that as an orthodox boxer, your left hook would be used more than the right hook, but I’ve always work on using different/all punches, as ultimately you need to become as well a rounded fighter as possible. Keep training the right hook and practice using it in light sparring and work out how you can use it best – I always found a right hook to head and a looping right hand to body excellent punches to have in my skill set and would of been lost without them.
So in short – train everything :-).
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Former BBBofC British Super-Middleweight & WBF World Middleweight Champion